October 7 & 9, 2016

HolyWisdom–2015ensemble (1)

Baroque Concertos Concert at Holy Wisdom Monastery 2015 (photo credit: Kent Sweitzer)

English Music from the Renaissance & Baroque

Including a recognition in song of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death


Madison Bach Musicians will start off the season with a fascinating and intimate chamber music offering, featuring music from England. A consort of instruments―two violins, two viola da gambas, lute, and harpsichord—will perform rarely heard masterworks by Locke (The Broken Consort), Byrd (The Carman’s Whistle), and Purcell (Golden Sonata). Tenor Dann Coakwell will collaborate with lutenist David Walker in songs sets by John Dowland and by Robert Johnson (c. 1583−1633) who, as a lutenist, worked with Shakespeare and provided music for some of The Bard’s later plays, such as The Tempest 

Friday, October 7, 2016
6:45 pm lecture, 7:30 pm concert
First Unitarian Society of Madison–Atrium Auditorium

Sunday, October 9, 2016
2:45 pm lecture, 3:30 pm concert
Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton

Dann Coakwell, tenor; David Walker, lute; Kangwon Kim & Brandi Berry, baroque violins; Anna Steinhoff & Martha Vallon, viola da gambas; Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord

First Unitarian Society of Madison beautiful Atrium Auditorium offering lively acoustics on University Bay Drive.

Holy Wisdom Monastery – an environmentally friendly building set in a magnificent prairie on the north side of Lake Mendota on County M.